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Re: where to buy mineral water in glass bottles in bulk?

OK, time to butt in as the resident plastic parts specialist .... yes, some plastics (soft PVC comes to mind) shouldn't be anywhere near food or small kids and won't be in most countries. Nowadays, all plastics that come in contact with food and your body (including the pipes that bring the water to your tap) are 100% safe, no harm will come from eating the toothbrush if you can chew it.

I'm not sure about the plastic waste - you can find studies (you, not me - can't be arsed to search back) that say that throwaway thin plastic bottles and wraps etc. have a smaller footprint than washing things or lugging glass bottles around..... but it's hard to be sure they weren't influenced by the plastics lobby

EDIT: Oh, and wooden toothbrushes are a really bad idea:
A: splinters
B: bacterial infestation
C: killing more trees? plastic comes from oil comes from dead dinos so that's ok

EDIT 2: Expect to see more plastic products made out of plant matter in the coming years, it won't be safer, it won't be cleaner, it'll just be......
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